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Principal / Sr. Principal Contract Administrator

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal or Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Clearfield, Utah, or San Diego, California.

The Contract Administrator will produce high quality Contract Management related products supporting the NGDS Autonomous Systems Q-4 Sustainment Foreign Military Sale (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) programs. This position requires a strong background in DOD contracting, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem-solving skills, and will be detail-oriented.

The Contract Administrator will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks. The Contract Administrator must possess the ability to work well with others in high-stress high-volume situations, effectively interface with internal functional and program organizations, effectively deal with external customers, and meet the goals/objectives of the Q-4 Sustainment Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with customers and business partners, conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration
  • Examines proposal requirements and estimates, prepares bids, analyzes terms and conditions to evaluate risk, accuracy, and completeness to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications
  • Processes contractual documentation and reports, advises management of contractual rights and obligations, compiles and analyzes data, and maintains historical information
  • Facilitates proper shipment, billing, and payment collection for deliveries, interfacing with DCMA or customer as required
  • Prepares weekly and monthly reports and maintains the contracts databases
  • Interacts daily with customer representatives
  • Duties may also include the preparation of proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, export licenses/agreements, and various types of memoranda

    Qualifications:

    This position may be filled at either the Principal or Sr. Principal level.

    Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator:
    • Must have one of the following:
      • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of contract administration or supply chain experience
      • Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of contract administration or supply chain experience
      • Prior working experience with FAR/DFARS and/or ITAR Export Licensing requirements
      • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
      • Must be able to work on-site in one of the following locations:
        • Sierra Vista, Arizona
        • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
        • Clearfield, Utah
        • San Diego, California
        • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time) Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Contract Administrator:
          • Must have one of the following:
            • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of contract administration or supply chain experience
            • Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of contract administration or supply chain experience
            • Prior working experience with FAR/DFARS and/or ITAR Export Licensing requirements
            • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
            • Must be able to work on-site in one of the following locations:
              • Sierra Vista, Arizona
              • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
              • Clearfield, Utah
              • San Diego, California
              • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time) Preferred Qualifications:
                • Active DoD Secret security clearance
                • Experience with Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contracting
                • Experience with Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) contracting
                • Experience working with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and PowerPoint Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Associated topics: attorney corporate, compliance, compliance department, compliance office, court, lawyer, legal, legal affairs, legal department, llp

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